100% size and strength consistency.
By virtue of the moulding process, and inherent quality control procedures involved in the hi-tech manufacturing process of plastic pallets, the dimensional accuracy and load ratings of those pallets are always 100% consistent. Unlike a wooden pallet, which is constructed from a number of inconsistent parts of varying strength, our pallets are moulded under extreme pressure, in highly polished accurate moulds. The process itself produces an exceptionally high quality product.
Safer handling, without nails & splinters
Our pallets are much safer for handling in dispatch areas due to there being no possibility of loose component parts breaking free under manual lifting conditions which could potentially cause injury. Perhaps more importantly, there are no nails, sharp edges or splinters in our pallets to damage either operatives’ hands or products being loaded onto the pallets.
No mould, or dust contamination issues
Plastic pallets made in polyethylene or polypropylene are not subject to any inherent mould or dust contamination issues. Whether of open or closed deck design, the surfaces of plastic pallets are smooth, and the moulding process under high temperature and pressure produces sealed material. In many applications, the “blue stain mould” which can appear in new wooden pallets, especially under conditions of high humidity, is unacceptable, both because of contamination, and also product presentation issues.
Suitable for hygienic areas
In hygienic areas, and clean rooms, the cross contamination issues from the mould and dust inherent in wooden pallets is of great concern. All styles and types of our plastic pallets remove these concerns. In addition, the specialist Hygienic Pallets have totally smooth sealed enclosed surfaces, removing any possibility of impurities accumulating in the pallet’s structure.
Our pallets can be repeatedly steam cleaned or washed to remove any airborne dust or spilt products which accumulate on the pallets over a period of time.
Impervious to moisture, weak acids & alkalis
Regardless of the operating conditions, our plastic pallets will not absorb moisture, even under the most adverse conditions. Generally, both polyethylene and polypropylene pallets are unaffected by weak acids and alkalis.
Meets AQIS requirements for export to Australia & New Zealand
Use of our specially designed pallets for export removes the requirement for the Treatment Certificates which apply to wooden pallets, and the associated risks of consignments being quarantined on arrival, through documentation and certificate expiry problems. Other countries, such as China, are also considering implementation of restrictions on the importation of goods on wooden pallets, because of potential infestations which could contaminate the country’s forestry.
A full List of ISPM 15 (treated wooden pallets) regulated countries include: